JANUARY 21, 2014

Livingston, California

(Notes from TheGardeningSnail: Parts of This page may have been prepared by running a PDF file through a program that converts Image to Text. Sorry if any Textual Gremlins crept in. I’ve also inserted some additional information into the Consent Calendar Section.)

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CONCURRENT MEETING OF THE CITYCOUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE

CITY OF LIVINGSTON

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

JANUARY 21, 2014

CLOSED SESSION: 6:00 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 7:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the City Council and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston will hold a Regular Meeting on January 21, 2014, at the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Deputy City Clerk at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at (209) 394-8041, Ext. 121. Any writings or documents pertaining to an Open Session item provided to a majority of the members of the legislative body less than 72 hours prior to the meeting shall be made available for public inspection at Livingston City Hall, 1416 C Street. The Open Session will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held in accordance with state law prior to the Open Session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Closed Session will be held at the City Council Chambers located at 1416 C Street. The agenda shall be as follows:

Closed Session

1. Call to Order.

2. Roll Call

CLOSED SESSION

A “Closed” or “Executive” Session of the City Council or the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Livingston may be held in accordance with state law which may include, but is not limited to, the following types of items: personnel matters, labor negotiations, security matters, providing instructions to real property negotiators, conference with legal counsel regarding pending litigation. The Closed Session will be held in the City Council Chambers located at 1416 C Street, Livingston, California. Any public comment on Closed Session items will be taken before the Closed Session. Any required announcements or discussion of Closed Session items or actions following the Closed Session will be made in the City Council Chambers, 1416 C Street, Livingston, California.

3. Successor Agency

Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

[Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)]

City of Livingston and Successor Agency to the Livingston

Community Redevelopment Agency v. Ana Matosantos, et al

Superior Court of the State of California – County of Sacramento

Case No. 34-2013-80001460

4. Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

[(Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2)]

Number of Cases: 1

5. Conference with Labor Negotiator

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Labor Negotiator: City Manager Jose Antonio Ramirez

Employee Organizations: All Represented City Employees

Regular Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

Roll Call. Next Resolution No. 2014-1

Next Ordinance No. 610

Pledge of Allegiance. Next Successor Agency

Resolution No. 2014-1

Closed Session Announcements

Changes to the Agenda.

AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND PROCLAMATIONS

1. Presentation by Mayor Espinoza: Certificate of Appreciation to the Sapien Family in Memory of Pedro and Mercedes Sapien for the Use of Land for a Community Garden.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

Supervisor John Pedrozo Announcements and Reports.

City Staff Announcements and Reports.

City Manager Announcements and Reports.

City Council Members’ Announcements and Reports.

Mayor’s Announcements and Reports.

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

2. The City has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the State Department of Housing and Community Development for the City’s 2013 application for HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding.

CITIZEN COMMENTS

This section of the agenda allows members of the public to address the City Council on any item NOT otherwise on the agenda. Members of the public, when recognized by the Mayor, should come forward to the lectern, and identify themselves. Comments are normally limited to three (3) minutes. In accordance with State Open Meeting Laws, no action will be taken by the City Council this evening. For items which are on the agenda this evening members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the City Council as each item is brought up for discussion.

CONSENT CALENDAR

Items on the Consent Calendar are considered routine or non-controversial and will be enacted by one vote, unless separate action is requested by the City Manager or City Council Member. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless members of the City Council or City Manager request that specific items be removed.

3. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on September 3, 2013.

Note from TheGardeningSnail:

  • this was the evening Mayor Espinoza claimed no one told him that Well #16 had been shut down

4. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on September 17, 2013. 

Note from TheGardeningSnail: At this meeting,

  • in response to a question about possible water shortages,  Mayor Pro-Temp Samra stated Foster Farms would decrease their production and, thus consumption of water as a worst case scenario.

5. Approval of Minutes of Meeting  on October 1, 2013.

Notes from TheGardeningSnail. At this meeting,

  • it was revealed that, due to State funding modifications, Schneider Electric was unable to follow through with their proposal to install a Solar Farm at the Domestic Waste Water Treatment Facility site.

  • The contract for Constructing a Water Filtration System on Well#8 (which is by Foster Farms) was also awarded that evening.

  • And Mayor Pro-Tem Samra encouraged the community to explore the idea of increasing the Mayor’s term from 2 years to 4 years

6. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on October 8, 2013. (A Special Meeting)

7. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on October 16, 2013.

Note from TGS

  • A Special Meeting in which the City Council adopted a one (1) Year Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Livingston and the AFSCME Public Works and Parks Employees unit

8. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on November 22, 2012.

Note from TGS.

  • A Special Meeting in which the City Council adopted an Urgency Ordinance of the City of Livingston Making Findings and Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on the Establishment and Operation of Smoke Shops and Smoking Lounges.

9. Approval of Minutes of Meeting Held on December 17, 2013.

Note from TGS

  • At this meeting, the City Council extended the Temporary Moratorium on smoke shops

  • Mayor Espinoza “stated that unfortunately the City has no option but to lay off police officers.”

10. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 3, 2013.

11. Approval of Warrant Register Dated January 16, 2014.

DISCUSSION AND POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

12. Resolution of the City Council of the City of Livingston Authorizing Direction for Outside Watering Restrictions Per Title 9, Chapter 5, Section 72 of the City of Livingston Municipal Code.

13. Discussion and Action – Grandfathering of Livingston Youth Football and Cheer Fireworks Booth.

14. Discussion and Action – Council Direction Regarding Mayoral Term/Possible Question on the November 2014 Election.

ADJOURNMENT

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